Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Another Model Citizen

What a story coming today from Barack Obama's home state of Illinois.

Just read all the details of that story. So sick. My favorite line: "Blagojevich took the chief executive's office in 2003 as a reformer promising to clean up former Gov. George Ryan's mess."

Uh huh.

Is there anyone in the world of politics who isn't a complete and utter scumbag?

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10 Comments:

Blogger Bayne_S said...

Haven't 4 Illinois Governor's been arrested (3 of which did time) in last 35 years prior to this gem?

That's the way politics is done in Chicago!

11:45 PM  
Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

Last month I was talking to a former lobbyist (state-level in New Mexico). I asked him why he didn't do it any more. His reply: The people I was working with were three steps below child molesters.

11:59 PM  
Blogger Easycure said...

And online poker is illegal....

1:44 AM  
Blogger Instant Tragedy said...

So when will you run on a platform of cleaning out the trash?

I'll vote for you!!

IT

2:41 AM  
Blogger Mike Maloney said...

At last check his approval rating was hovering around 10% or so.

I hate him so much and am quite glad this is all going down. Illinois politics are a mess. Hell, I wish state's attorney Pat Fitzgerald would run for Governor, I'd vote for him in a second.

3:40 AM  
Blogger Julius_Goat said...

If you're selling a Senate seat, don't use eBay . . .

4:33 AM  
Blogger Micah Seymour said...

I'm an Illinois Democrat and I couldn't be more pleased by this development. Blago needs to resign now. Everyone knows he's corrupt, and if the Repubs had run a decent moderate candidate against him* last time he'd have been gone. Still it was nice of Blago say of Obama's people "Fuck them" for not playing ball with him. Makes Barry look good.

Bayne_S counting Blago's indictment four of the last eight going back to 1968 have been indicted. The other three all did time.

Mike_M: Which side of the corrupt machine Fitz has been fighting would have him? Actually either would give him whatever job he wants as long as he quits prosecuting them.

*Assuming moderate GOP'ers still exist somewhere.

4:33 AM  
Blogger Micah Seymour said...

Julius_Goat:

http://www.cagle.com/politicalcartoons/pccartoons/archives/cagle.asp?Action=GetImage

Daryl Cagle drew that up today. Blago selling a senate seat on ebay.

4:35 AM  
Blogger PokahDave said...

Wow...I thought Massachusetts was bad......

5:39 AM  
Blogger 1Queens Up1 said...

Hey Connecticut is doing pretty well with political convicts too.

Ex-Gov Rolland gave contracts to partners, Dodd got some favorable interest rates on mortgages.

I think Waterbury could have its on chapter in a political criminal book somewhere.

12:25 AM  

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